The same crazy, left-wing, social justice philosophy which has already ruined much of higher education in the United States, has been slowly creeping into the federal government.
This week, Trump put a stop to it, ordering all federal offices to stop teaching this through department programs.
This is a major win for conservatives in the culture war.
Real Clear Politics reports:
Trump to Feds: Stop ‘Anti-American’ Training on ‘Critical Race Theory’
On a Friday evening and as November looms, the White House has opened another front in the culture war. At the direction of the president, the Office of Management and Budget is ordering all federal agencies to “cease and desist” any government training programs that include any reference to “critical race theory” or “white privilege,” RealClearPolitics has exclusively learned.
The theory has long been in vogue within academics. Trump now seeks to root it out within the administrative state. Among the ideas underpinning CRT, now formally condemned by the White House, is that the law and all accompanying legal institutions are inherently racist, and that race itself has no biological grounds.
The concept of ethnicity is, instead, the product of a white society that uses systems and institutions to advance its own interests at the expense of minorities.
Why does this academic thesis matter? Because it drives government action. And because, during this summer of unrest following George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, the president has been asked numerous times if he believes that systemic racism is a problem in America. His answer has been no, and a clearer picture of his thinking comes in the form of a memo authored by OMB Director Russ Vought.
“It has come to the President’s attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date ‘training’ government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda,” Vought writes in the memo, obtained first by RCP.
This was a great move by Trump.
Trump is banning Critical Race Theory in the federal government. No more of this garbage, especially not on taxpayer dollars. https://t.co/0aOqGoA0Em
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 5, 2020
Last month, I asked for an investigation of taxpayer funding of “critical race theory” in federal agencies – last night, @realDonaldTrump ended it across the government. This divisive, Marxist-inspired nonsense shouldn’t receive a single taxpayer dime https://t.co/3DcUuuE5Y5
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 5, 2020
Critical Race Theory says American society is structurally and fundamentally racist,
And that we are racist even if we don’t know we are being racist.
It’s disgusting, and so far from the truth.
Thank you, @realDonaldTrump for getting rid of it at the federal level!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 5, 2020
Once again, Trump has delivered for conservatives and America.